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synonyms for squirm

  • flounder
  • writhe
  • agonize
  • shift
  • skew
  • squiggle
  • toss
  • twist
  • wind
  • worm
  • wriggle
See also synonyms for: squirming
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antonyms for squirm

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  • straighten
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How to use squirm in a sentence

He was losing hold of himself, and roaring like a bull and flinging out taunts that made 'em squirm.
DANNY'S OWN STORYDON MARQUIS
She sat down to compose a letter which should make Mr. Robert Ross, alias wretch, squirm in agony.
THE WHITE SHIELDMYRTLE REED
I was afraid of my life he would clutch at my skirts as he fell or squirm up against me after he was down.
HYACINTHGEORGE A. BIRMINGHAM
Whereupon Andy smoked relishfully and in silence, and from the tail of his eye watched his audience squirm with impatience.
THE HAPPY FAMILYBERTHA MUZZY BOWER
He tried to withdraw the key, but now Macklin began to squirm worse than ever, and he had hard work to master the fellow.
THE MISSING TIN BOXARTHUR M. WINFIELD
The boys were feeling very much at home, when the baby began to squirm uneasily in its mother's arms.
THE LONG DIM TRAILFORRESTINE C. HOOKER
I can't help being your lover, but I can help tickling my love, so to speak, making it squirm and wriggle.
DODO'S DAUGHTERE. F. BENSON
It is unpleasant to see him squirm, and hear him cry like a child while you are sawing at his thigh joints.
WOODCRAFT AND CAMPINGGEORGE WASHINGTON SEARS (NESSMUK)
If your hand is a little bit cold, the chick is much more likely to squirm in the egg and may utter a peep.
OUR DOMESTIC BIRDSJOHN H. ROBINSON
Her eyes were still on his face; not a beat of his wings or a squirm of his body had she missed.
PETERF. HOPKINSON SMITH
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WORDS RELATED TO SQUIRM

  • afflict
  • bleed
  • carry on
  • crucify
  • distress
  • disturb
  • eat heart out
  • excruciate
  • harrow
  • hurt
  • labor
  • lament
  • martyr
  • pain
  • rack
  • sing the blues
  • squirm
  • stew over
  • strain
  • strive
  • struggle
  • take it badly
  • torment
  • torture
  • try
  • wince
  • worry
  • writhe
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